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Extreme Weather: The Somerset Levels

Alternative title
The Somerset Floods
Synopsis
In the winter of 2013/2014 the UK was hit by a succession of 13 low pressure systems causing extreme flooding on the Somerset Levels. This DVD looks at the human and physical causes of the floods and explores the impacts on property and lives through the first hand accounts of local residents and businesses. We also assess examples of both hard and soft engineering and see how they are being used to improve resilience to future flood events on the Levels. Dredging, pumping, tidal barriers and catchment sensitive farming are all considered.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2016
Notes
Endorsed for Edexcel Geography GCSE A and B (2016) specifications
Subjects
Environmental science; Geography
Keywords
climate; dredging; flood control; floods; Somerset; weather

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£49.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
30 minutes
Year
2016

Distributor

Name

Pumpkin Interactive

Email
orders@pumpkin-interactive.co.uk.
Web
http://www.pumpkintv.co.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 01179 240 250
Fax
+44 (0) 5602 096 668
Address
22a Backfields Lane
Bristol
BS2 8QW
United Kingdom

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